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Frequently Asked Questions: Undergraduate Programs

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Undergraduate Programs FAQs

Q: When is the admissions deadline for Academic Year 2015-2016?

Q: Where and how can someone obtain information on AUS?

Q: Where is AUS accredited?

Q: Is there any office or agency that officially represents AUS overseas?

Q: Does AUS offer afternoon classes, part-time or correspondence programs?

Q: Does AUS provide residency visas for its students?

Q: How long does it take AUS to issue student visas?

Q: What are the majors offered at AUS?

Q: Is AUS affiliated with any other American university?

Q: How do I apply for a master’s degree program?

Q: What is the minimum high school average for admission?

Q: What are the secondary education certificates accepted by AUS?

Q: Does AUS ask for SAT I, TOEFL and IELTS?

Q: Does AUS conduct entrance exams?

Q: If an applicant meets the admission requirements except for the TOEFL score or IELTS score, can he/she still join AUS?

Q: Does AUS conduct TOEFL exams?

Q: What are the procedures for applying?

Q: Does AUS accept transfer students?

In principle, we approve admission of transfer applicants. To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants should meet the following conditions:
  1. They are in good academic standing, i.e., not on probation or dismissed from the institution from which they are transferring.
  2. They are transferring from a recognized and accredited institution of higher education offering learning experiences equivalent to those offered at AUS and have successfully completed one or more semesters in that institution.
  3. Prior to their admission to the institution from which they are transferring, they met the AUS requirements for admission.
  4. They meet the English language proficiency requirements of AUS.
  5. They submit official transcripts of their high school and college/university records along with the syllabi and descriptions of courses they seek to transfer.
  6. They achieved at their institution a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) as required by AUS. For academic year 2015-2016, the required minimum CGPA is either 2.5 or 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 depending on the type of institution the applicant is transferring from.

Furthermore, the minimum required course grade(s) to consider for transfer is either a C or a B depending again on the type of institution the applicant is transferring from. The appropriate academic division at AUS solely makes the decision on awarding credits.



Q: How many courses does a transfer student have to complete before transferring to AUS?

Q: What is the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) required from a transfer applicant to be considered for admission?

Q: How long does it take to inform a transfer applicant about the number of credits to be awarded?

Q: Can AUS students transfer to any other institution of higher education in the United States or another country?

Q: What is the maximum number of credit hours that may be transferred to AUS?

Q: What are the tuition fees?

Q: What are the housing fees?

Q: What are the accepted forms of payment?

Q: Does AUS offer scholarships or financial grants to students?

Q: Are transfer students included in the scholarships policy?

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